SECRET CHILDREN: Elon Musk fathers twins with exec at one of his companies

SECRET CHILDREN: Elon Musk fathers twins with exec at one of his companies

Last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk had secret twins with an executive at one of the companies he owns. The twins were born in November 2021 to Musk and Neuralink executive Shivon Zillis. According to Business Insider, in April, Musk and the 36-year-old Canadian filed papers in an Austin court to change the children’s last name to their father’s.

The twins arrived just weeks before Musk welcomed his second child with music artist Grimes. Born via surrogate, Exa Dark Siderael Musk mostly goes by the name Y.

That the children’s birth wasn’t discovered until recently comes as a shock considering Musk’s constant desire for the spotlight. Since coming on the scene as Tesla’s top executive, the attention-seeking CEO has made a second career out of social media trolling.

Musk has been the subject of several pending lawsuits related to insider trading and stock manipulation, and it was recently reported that the South African-born billionaire allegedly paid a SpaceX flight attendant $250,000 in 2018 to keep quiet about his inappropriate sexual advances.  Add that to the tens of millions in settlements awarded to former Tesla employees who accused the EV maker of allowing racist, sexist and misogynistic behavior and rhetoric to go on at their plants and causing a toxic work environment for women and people of color.

Musk recently took a break from being the world’s richest and most obnoxious Twitter troll, going dark for nine days before breaking his social media silence by tweeting a picture of him and four of his teenage sons standing next to Pope Francis.

His children with Zillis bring his total kid count to nine. Two children with Grimes, two with Zillis, and five with his ex-wife Justine Wilson – they divorced in 2008. Reuter’s reported that Musk’s son with Wilson, Xavier Alexander Musk, recently came out as transgender, filing for a name change and disowning their father.

Original Reporting by Julia Black at Business Insider.

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